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Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

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Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy. ...

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Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2014

Brian Krebs, the man who originally reported the Home Depot data breach earlier this year, now believes that Staples has been subjected to a data breach of its own. Krebs says that at least six banks noticed a pattern of debit and credit card fraud in several Staples branches, indicating that card data might have been accessed. At Krebs on Security, Krebs notes that every card that has been connected to this potential breach was used in one of seven or so stores in the Northeast, so even if Staples has been infiltrated, it looks like the range is relatively limited. Interestingly, the cards were affected by other fraudulent charges as well outside of Staples, which Krebs believes could be a sign that Staples is a victim

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Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2014

By Jim Finkle, Gerry Shih and Ben Blanchard BOSTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iCloud storage service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the Beijing government is behind the campaign. Using what is called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, the hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud server, intercepting data and potentially gaining access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. ...

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Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2014

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions. The revamp, led by Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, also marks a recognition that national security threats have broadened and become more technologically savvy since the 9/11 attacks against the United States. ...

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Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2014

We shared a terrific list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps on Monday that were normally worth a combined $60 but were all on sale for free for a limited time. In fact, if you hurry, you can still download a few of them for free. Tuesday brings a new batch of software sales though, and this time we have another seven iOS apps regularly worth $18 all together, but each and every one of them is free for a limited time. DON’T MISS: The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to

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Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2014

Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, launches today (Oct. 20), and while some have questioned whether the technology is safe, security experts say it may actually be safer than swiping your credit or debit card. Apple Pay lets iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users make purchases in stores with their smartphones, using near-field communication (NFC) technology. A tiny antennain the phone transmits encrypted credit card data without consumers having to swipe their card. Apple Pay uses a security protocol — known as the EMV standard — that other mobile wallets don't use, Ferenczi told Live Science.

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Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2014

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit ...

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Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2014

In the wake of the numerous sophisticated cyberattacks that managed to steal credit and debit card data from various retail stores in the U.S., President Obama on Friday signed an executive order to improve security for credit cards and payment systems used by the government, The New York Times reports.  FROM EARLIER: Home Depot didn’t take data security seriously, report reveals “You should be able to buy the things that you need without risking your identity, your credit score or your savings,” Obama said at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before signing the order. Government agencies and offices will have to upgrade their systems to better protect user data, and move to more secure a chip-and-PIN credit cards that are more

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Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials and other information, a cyber security blog charged on Monday, saying it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Unknown "Chinese authorities" interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud, intercepting instructions and messages while the user believes he or she is communicating directly with Apple's site, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. ...

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